Thursday, May 14, 2009

Warblers are here!

Warblers have finally arrived in good numbers, with 20 species reported today here at Whitefish Point, including this Chestnut-sided Warbler. Other warbler species seen today were Golden-winged, Cape May, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Northern Parula, Black-throated Green, Black-throated Blue, Nashville, Black-and-white, Blackpoll, Blackburnian, Yellow-rumped, Wilson's, Orange-crowned, Tennessee, Western Palm, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, and Northern Waterthrush. Non-warbler sightings today included a female Bobolink, a Scarlet Tanager, two Baltimore Orioles, a Gray Catbird, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, hundreds of White-crowned Sparrows, tens of White-throated Sparrows, some Savannah Sparrows, some Clay-colored Sparrows, a Lincoln's Sparrow, a Gray-cheeked Thrush, a Swainson's Thrush, two Piping Plovers, a Merlin...

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